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The Salvation Army and Entenmann’s Bakery will partner to celebrate the 76th annual National Donut Days on Friday, May 31, Saturday, June 1, Friday, June 7, and Saturday June 8, 2013.
Hundreds of Salvation Army Donut Day “taggers” throughout the greater Chicagoland area will give commemorative Donut Day tags to donors whose gifts will help support programs for children, seniors, the homeless and families in need. The holiday, held annually on the first Friday of June, was established by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor The Salvation Army’s “Donut Lassies” who served the treats to soldiers during World War I. This significant occasion established the donut as a long-standing symbol of the services The Salvation Army continues to provide.
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Each year, National Salvation Army week serves as an opportunity to celebrate our volunteers, donors and program beneficiaries who have enabled us to serve in the United States for 133 years.
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Senior citizens at The Salvation Army Corps Community Center in Blue Island, Illinois, are getting a healthy twist to their lunches thanks to their new Aeroponic Tower Garden and the culinary delights of chef Chris Fron.
The garden, located on the roof of the Blue Island Corps, is an implementation of innovative advances in technology that bring new growing concepts and techniques to agriculture. Blue Island’s 30 towers equal up to 10 acres of conventional farmland.
Seniors volunteering at The Salvation Army in Blue Island are using cutting-edge technology to bring fresh fruits and vegetables from rooftop to table at the Crossgenerations Corps Community Center.
Swiss chard, cucumbers and squash blossoms are among the crops growing in 30 new aeroponic towers, thanks to a partnership with AARP Illinois designed to promote healthy food options to local seniors in the Blue Island area.
The Aeroponic Tower Garden is an implementation of innovative advances in technology that brings new growing concepts and techniques to agriculture. The garden is a food production system designed for urban farms, rooftop gardens and commercial growing. Due to its vertical design, the system is space and energy efficient. It is able to grow 44 plants per tower.